The second edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic tees off on Friday with a handful of the world’s top golfers descending upon the Detroit Golf Club in Michigan.
Following Dustin Johnson’s return to the winners circle last week at TPC River Highlands, golf bettors will again be looking to cash in on a few familiar names.
Bryson DeChambeau and last fortnight’s RBC Heritage Classic winner Webb Simpson look the main dangers, while Jason Day remains the top Australian chance.
If you fancy a bet this weekend, be sure to read our entire 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview below.
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Tyrell Hatton to win at $15.00
We tipped the 26-year-old to break through for his sixth win on Tour last week at Harbour Town, and boy was he close.
Dechambeau’s third-round 70 was his ultimate undoing, but it was nice to see him bounce-back with a final round 66 to finish -17 under.
He’s now found the Top 10 in each of his last five events and was also T8 at the Travelers last year. Happy to stick with him.
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Hideki Matsuyama to win at $19.00
We should find out plenty about the makeup of Ancer following last week’s crushing defeat at Harbour Town.
The 29-year-old hit every green across all four rounds, but still came up short finishing outright second behind Webb Simpson.
I’ve been a big fan of Ancer’s since his impressive performance at the President’s Cup last year, and he should be plenty motivated to earn his first win on Tour this week after finishing T8 last year at TPC River Highlands.
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Brandt Snedeker to win at $41.00
Bit of history on the line here for Bubba.
The three-time winner could join Billy Casper as the only other golfer to win the Traveler’s on four separate occasions with a win this weekend.
The veteran has been in some form too since the restart with a T7 at Colonial a fortnight ago.
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Bryson DeChambeau at $7.00
The American is the only single-priced favourite in the market, and rightfully so.
He’s been in sparkling form since the restart carding three Top 10 performances following last week’s flawless T6 at TPC River Highlands.
DeChambeau ranks ninth in greens in regulation and eighth in birdie average, so it’s fair to say he’ll be winning something very, very soon.
Webb Simpson at $12.00
Simpson is well-rested following his outstanding victory at Harbour Town a fortnight ago, a worrying sign for the rest of the field.
The 34-year-old is well and truly in his prime and there’s everything to suggest he can easily win another tournament soon.
First in birdie average, first in scoring average, and most importantly, first in the FedEx Cup standings.
The Detroit Golf Club calls for precision around the greens rather than long drives, which should suit the American perfectly.
Patrick Reed at $15.00
Reed bounced back to finish inside the Top 30 at River Highlands last week after missing the cut at the RBC Heritage the week prior.
He gets a second look at the Detroit Golf Club after finishing T5 last year.
His putting has been the most consistent part of his game this year, which again translates to big things this weekend.
Viktor Hovland at $19.00
This years Puerto Rico Open champion finished T13 in his second pro start at this event last year and is easily one of the main dangers again coming off a Top 20 performance at TPC River Highlands last week.
The Norwegian ranks 12th in shots gained: approach the green, so you know he’s going to make full use of the wide-ish greens in Detroit.
If he can find some consistency with the putter, look out.
Sungjae Im at $23.00
It’s so easy to forget just how good the Korean is after a couple of rocky performances post restart.
The 2020 Honda Classic winner currently ranks third in the FedEx Cup standings and third in Top 10 finishes.
His putting doesn’t measure up to some of the other names in the field, but his ball-striking easily makes him one of the main dangers.